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More Bitter Than Sweet


It’s true, life has been much more bitter than sweet lately, and it’s been tough to continue posting as if all were right with the world. However, in an attempt to balance things out a bit, a plate full of hot french toast could certainly help tip the scales, at least for a little while.

Regular posts will return very soon, I promise- I just need to regroup a bit, and get some of that sweetness back into my life.

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

61 thoughts on “More Bitter Than Sweet

  1. Sounds like you could use a holiday – a bit of quality time with a deck chair and a beach.
    But I guarantee everything will seem a little bit sweeter when the sun is smiling down on us. Unless you like the cold…

  2. hugs and good thoughts to you, Hannah. <3

  3. I hope everything turns out for you. Seems like things are tough all around lately.

  4. Sorry to hear things are not as sweet as could be. Hope they get better soon.

  5. aww..sorry that things are going is tough when you are walking through the slough of despond for whatever reason…hope that things pick up for you soon!

  6. I really hope your situation improves Hannah. Take your time… we will be here for you!

  7. Sorry to hear that things arent that sweet at the moment! I hope it will get better soon! :)
    Cant you take a break, and go on a short holiday or something? Just for a couple of days? That use to help me a little. Get away from the usual, and find something new, because the usual will seem better when you come back home again!

  8. Take all the time you need. You’re a very busy lady and everyone needs some time to recoup on occasion. We’ll be here when you get back.

    P.S. The French toast looks yummy.

  9. I am sorry. Hugging you and sending good thoughts.

  10. I hope things turn around for you soon. Hang in there.

  11. Oh hannah, take the time you need – bring back that sweetness in your life.*hugs*

  12. Sending you sweetness.

  13. Hey Hannah! We are all sorry to hear that your life has lost some of its sweetness. Just know that there are a whole lot of us out here who care about you and are sending sweet thoughts your way! You are loved and cherished!

  14. i had to smile when I read this post because I am sitting in the waiting room of student counseling services on my laptop….this has definitely been a rough semester and i hope you start to feel better soon….your sweet treats and lovely stories definitely add a little sunshine to my days!

  15. All the best. I think the stars must be misaligned, I hear of lots of people going through some tough times.

  16. Yeah, life is bitter and sweet. I hope you are not the type to let the bitter get you down for long. I think that French Toast would definitely do the trick to getting you back on the sweeter side of life.

  17. {seconds Carolyn’s hug}

  18. Hannah, you know I’ve got your back – call anytime, girl.

  19. Hey there Hannah,
    I hope things turn a corner for you soon. Turn a corner up that is!

  20. oh dear,
    hope your skies get bluer soon :)

  21. /big big hug
    This too, will pass, love.
    Hang in there!

  22. oh no! *hugs* i hope that things start looking up soon!

  23. I hope your french toast helps bring more sweetness into your life! That seems to always help- at least a little bit

  24. You have brought much inspiration and sweetness to my life, as I’m sure you have to so many others – I hope some of that sweetness comes back to you very soon.

  25. I’m sorry. Take your time and feel better.

  26. Aw Hannah I hope things improve for you soon!

  27. I hope everything is okay, Hannah. Hugs!

  28. Hope things get better for you :)

  29. I agree, you are SO inspirational for me. You should be proud of everything you’ve accomplished, if not I’ll be proud for you for a little while :)
    Feel better!


  30. Hope things start to look up soon.

  31. Hang in there…life can be tough. Be good to yourself. I’m in a bit of a funk right now and I’m trying to do the same.

  32. be gentle to yourself hannah. This is rough time of year, for sure.

  33. The french toast looks great. Praying for things to be looking up for you soon!

  34. Sending good thoughts your way, my dear friend. I hope things get better in no time.

  35. Never fear things will get better, they always do. The down turns always remind you how good are the nice times.

    Take care,

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  36. You Are
    Much Loved.
    Bitter will be overcome with Sweet in the end. Looking forward to that for you. And Soon.


  37. Good Grief! I meant that
    Sweet will overcome Bitter in the end. Such a goof. Take care Hannah!
    Don’t mind me …..

  38. hoping all is well with you and big virtual hugs coming your way.

    sometimes a break is needed and lets things refocus and clear out. hope i you’re back soon!


  39. Hiiii!! i was google imaging “crocheted cactus” and your blog popped up! 4 hours later I’ve made it back to mar 2006. omg do i ever love your blog. You are absolutely amazing. Every kind of amazing! And when i found out you were only 19??!!1 wow. wow! I’m pretty new at crocheting but i love it! And i love looking at other peoples stuff too. Also! My mom’s a vegetarian w/ a mega sweet tooth and i’ve never seen so many yummu looking recipes. I can’t wait to try some of this stuff for her.

    At first I was keeping mental tabs on my fav creations you’ve made, but there are so many I’ve lost track. I love that blue robot w/ the heart on his chest… and the cactus of course. And the mini giraffe and the snail! and zomg everything you make is cute. *glomps youe site* But it’s not only your cute stuff that got me. It’s the intricate detailed projects too. Some of your scarves and chokers are out of this world. I’ve never tried anything that complicated. But i want toooo!1 And i feel inspired to at least try.

    Anyways, I’ll stop this epic reply and jusy thank you for making my morning at work super enjoyable. My poor boyfriend tho got the rough end of this, lol.. I linked him images non stop all day exclaiming how amazing everything you made was. You’ve definitely got another avid reader. *hugs*

  40. ehhh you’ve got more shit then i have going on and you still manage to get more cooking and studying done… i’ve just been eating sleeping bit of tv and studying… it’s mostly the sleeping… i’m tempted to now even though i slept through my morning class… i think i may go down and make pizza and watch gilmore girls though… tgif for sure

  41. ps don’t sweat it and take a breather every once in a while was the message…

  42. Dearest Hannah,
    Sorry you are experiencing rough times. It’s good to be straightforward about it. Pretending things are good when they are not is unnecessarily painful. Even the simple admission that you are not “fine” can feel like such a lifted burden. I hope you have a chance to recoup, however long it takes. As for me, I’ll keep checking your blog even if you don’t post anything for a month. Or if you only post sad, cranky things for a month! Whatever feels good for you.
    Take care of yourself

  43. Hope you feel better soon. =)

  44. Hope you feel better soon! :o)

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  46. Hannah,
    I am proud of you for so many things, one being the fact that you are ok with telling us that life is not all sweet. You are in my thoughts. Just take it minute by minute and try and find beauty in the day. Take good care.


  47. hannah, all the best. things over here are also a bit rough at the moment, so I can relate with you a bit :-)

  48. Sending good thoughts your way….

  49. Hey sweetheart…there is sweetness all through you, all you have to do is believe.

  50. sending you a lot of love from Chile… i am going to miss your post :(

  51. Aw, Hannah, I hope that your world finds a way to be all right again soon. If you ever need to talk or vent, I’m just an email away.

  52. ((hugs)) I hope all goes well in the end with the world you’re facing right now. Thank you for the birthday wishes and wonderful comments you leave. You definitely brighten up the blogosphere.

  53. just checking in again to say I hope things are going well….AND you are seeking any assistance you might need if it’s that sort of deal….at least spring is trying to provide us with some splashes of color and sunshine! maybe you’ll “run” into one of those fantastic creatures that so often ends up in your path=)

  54. Hannah: xoxoxoxo! I hope you feel better!

  55. BIG internet hug to you girl. Always remember that you’re an amazing young woman and this too shall pass. Life has a way of hitting you all at once -especially when you’re a student. Just know we’re all here rooting you on & wishing you sunnier days to come. Don’t worry about the daily posts -we’ll keep checking back & remember summer is right around the corner. :) Jes

  56. Hey, just wanted to let you know, there are so many people out here who support you!!!! I really enjoy your blog, and just wanted to thank you for putting a bright spot in my day with your writing and your adrable little creations!!!!!! So thank you so much and hope your life brightens up!!

  57. Aww, I know what you mean about finding the sweetness; I’ve been a little bitter myself, lately. I hope you can find the sugar soon, because I think you deserve it (who doesn’t?). It should be a little easier, what with spring peeking in your bedroom window at night…

  58. Yummy French Toast – my favorite. I hope you are feeling better. A request – please publish the shamrock lady bug pattern – I know many of us would love to see that pattern. Thanks.

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